Between Wascally Wabbit’s début single and Mali’s newest launch, the town’s musicians are getting extra comfy making an attempt out contemporary sounds
All of it started with an Elmer Fudd cartoon. “I used to be watching Looney Tunes on YouTube,” remembers Vikram Vivekanand of Wascally Wabbit, who can be the guitarist for Gray Shack and Indosoul with Karthick Iyer.
He provides, “And I realised it went with the entire concept of us being fairly outrageous and never holding again [with our music].”
Vikram, Vinay Ramakrishnan and Aravind Murali’s first single ‘Who Ate The Wabbit?’, launched earlier this month, lives as much as this declare with its clean but uncooked, no-holds-barred power. And their band identify, Wascally Wabbit, lives as much as the sense of abandon that they wish to instil in future numbers, too. “We determined we didn’t wish to conform to any explicit songwriter constructions,” says Vikram.
Shaped in January, Wascally Wabbit managed to get collectively for only one jam session earlier than lockdown hit. “After that, we’d principally simply jam on-line,” says drummer Vinay, including, “This track was put collectively totally from our separate houses.”
‘Who Ate The Wabbit’ extends for nicely over 5 minutes and is totally instrumental, with occasional hints of the laid-back vibe paying homage to sunlit Western movies, and a few roller-coaster spikes and dips in power.
In line with Vikram, nonetheless, there is no such thing as a saying if the band’s different songs will observe swimsuit. All he can assure is that it is going to be created off the reins.
Maalavika Manoj, too, is in favour of making an attempt out completely different sorts of sounds as an artiste, which is why her newest monitor, launched final week, sounds completely different from her current ‘Absolute’ and ‘Age of Limbo’, with fewer challenges for her softly highly effective voice and a extra simple, light composition. Mali admits as a lot: “It’s not a super-ambitious efficiency track. I really feel that is going to have extra longevity, as a substitute of being an instantaneous hit. It’s driving track, ‘playlist-able’ track.”
The shift, she says, is deliberate: “My music is basically described as pop. However pop is such a large style; it borrows from every thing. You possibly can have rock-sounding, classical-sounding, synth-sounding songs which might be all pop. And, if I wrote the identical type of track over and over, I would simply surrender music and switch to gardening as a substitute, like an precise mali (gardener),” she says with amusing.
By the way, ‘Mundane’ is about her resolution to take up music as a profession within the first place. She penned the lyrics years in the past, proper after commencement when her pals have been solidifying their profession paths. “I stored asking them, how are you so positive?” she remembers, including that her alternative was between pursuing what she cherished and incomes much less cash within the cut price, or “selecting the extra mundane way of life with a gentle pay”.
The comfortable track with its mellow bridges addresses this dilemma, and likewise hints at one thing Mali spells out on this interview: “Folks consider being in a state of indecisiveness as failure. It isn’t.”